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  • Harvard's John Briscoe wins 2014 Stockholm Water prize

    Harvard University professor of environmental engineering and environmental health John Briscoe has been named the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contributions to global and local water management.

  • Pulling water from air for a billion Indians!

    ETI Dynamics has tied up with a leading US-based company to introduce Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG) that draw moisture from the atmosphere and turn it into clean drinking water, into India.

  • Tripura: Land of water, no more

    Tripura no longer seems to be living up to its name. Its annual average per capita water availability is 35,000 liters, which is almost double that of the national average of 18,000 liters but people are still facing a two-pronged problem - water shortage as well as water-borne diseases.

  • WB proposes initiative to manage water for energy security

    The World Bank has proposed a new initiative aimed at helping countries mitigate impact of water scarcity on energy security.

  • Water-energy provision a challenge before world leaders

    World water demand could exceed 44 per cent of the available annual resources by 2050 as global population grows from 7 billion today to 9 billion by then, experts have warned.

  • Scientists find huge aquifer in Greenland ice sheet

    Researchers at the University of Utah in the United States have discovered a new aquifer in the Greenland ice sheet that holds liquid water all year long in the otherwise perpetually frozen winter landscape.

  • Global warming: South India may have more water available

    Global warming resulting from unabated greenhouse-gas emissions may put 40% more people worldwide at risk of absolute water scarcity, even as impacts of climate change on water availability would have stark regional differences, a new study said.

  • Huge freshwater reserves discovered under the sea

    Scientists have found an estimated half a million cubic kilometres of low-salinity water buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves, located off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.

  • New methodology to monetize 'blue risks' unveiled in Asia

    Veolia on November 25 unveiled an innovative metric -- the True Cost of Water –- in Asia that would help assess water-related risks and allow major companies around the world to make sustainable business decisions ensuring long-term profitability.

  • Glacier melt to reduce water supplies in the Himalayas

    Himalayan glaciers contribute only a small part of the water carried down by rivers from the world’s tallest mountain range. But this small part can be crucial in the months when it does not rain.

Why forests should take centre stage during the water decade

Only a tiny fraction of national biodiversity plans consider the impact of forests on water supply, and only a fraction of national water plans place ecosystems at their centre.